About this listing
In August 1911, Vincenzo Perugia stole the Mona Lisa from the Louvre museum. The robber hid the painting at his home in this building …!
You can live a piece of history in the Mona Lisa’s footsteps. On the third floor (no lift), this newly refurbished one bedroom apartment (35 sq. metres) with its wooden beams, has plenty of light and no noise.
The central location of the apartment, near Place de la République, provides excellent transport networks to all parts of Paris. It is situated a stone’s throw from the trendy Canal Saint Martin area. On foot or on the cycle paths, Bastille, the Marais and Parc de la Villette are quickly accessible. Buttes Chaumont Park is 20 minutes walk away.
Excellent cafés, bar, restaurants, supermarket, and bakeries in the immediate area.
The fully equipped apartment includes:
Double bed, WIFI, Flat-screen TV,Fully equipped kitchen, Spacious shower cabin, Washing machine,Hairdryer, iron and ironing board, Sheets and towels provided
2 nights minimum – Children’s cot on request (€10 extra).
The Italian thief, Vincenzo Perugia, was working as a glazer in the Louvre. He kept the painting under his bed in Paris for two years. When he returned to Italy in 1913, he offered the Mona Lisa for sale to a Florence antique dealer called Geri, who informed the authorities. During the subsequent trial, Perugia maintained that his motive was patriotism. He wanted to take the painting back to its spiritual home, although it was Léonard de Vinci himself who sent it to François Ist. The thief was sentenced to one year in prison.
Car : Boulevard Périphérique /exit at Porte de la Chapelle, 4.3 km away (10 minutes). Public car park very near.
Train : Gare de l’Est Station is 15 minutes walk away, Gare du Nord Station 30 minutes.
Métro stations: Jacques Bonsergent is 5 minutes walk away. Colonel Fabien 10 minutes, République 15 minutes.
Taxi : Gare de Lyon 10 minutes
Airport : Roissy CDG 25 minutes by taxi, Orly 30 minutes